Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Do you listen to music when you write?

If you do, you must make a note to follow Writerlysam in July! She's doing an amazing promotion for Audiomachine's new album. There's going to be amazing music, prizes you can win, and two ongoing stories using Audiomachine's new songs as inspiration.

One story will be by Samantha Redstreake Geary and will be an awesome combination of genre that will blow you away. The other story will be a continuing story done by 25 invited writers who will each contribute 150 words a day to create one story. I'm thrilled to be part of this list of writers! I'm up first and am thrilled to get the story underway. Where it goes from my 150 words is any writer's guess!

So mark your calendar and tell you friends! Audiomachine Promo coming in July! Don't know who they are-check them out! Audiomachine. They do that amazing music that you hear in movie trailers that makes you HAVE to see the movie--yeah that's them!

Don't miss it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Insanity or Determination?

So they say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action, yet expecting a different result. (Personally, I think the definition is more along the lines of standing on the street corner in your underwear singing the Star Spangled Banner while feeding a stray dog corn on the cob.)

So would you call it insanity to keep writing, querying, hoping, alas--failing and then going back to do it all over again? Or would you call it determination?

Either way, I like to think that it's the mark of a writer who means it. Someone who will write and submit their work and rewrite and search again and not take no for an answer. (Not that said writer doesn't get bummed out for a little while in the process--she's only human.) But what's "a little while?"

Well, a few minutes ago, I just heard "no" from an agent who very kindly and excitedly asked to read my novel, but in the end, graciously passed on representing it. She had very encouraging words about my writing skills, which was nice to hear. (This is what we call a "good rejection." Writers sure can spin words can't we.) I pouted for a minute, called my husband, sighed heavily and then opened my computer and started writing.

Hair of the dog that bit me? I guess so. But bite away, dog, bite away.